Absolutely. There's really a lot of creativity waiting to happen with an exploration challenge. The possibilities are enormous. Like it was said above, KDF can explore to expand the empire/capture/control resources/stumble across a race that gives them a run for their money/etc, feds could boldly go where no one has gone before/discover new life and/or a new civilization/s.
It really speaks to the author's ability to write and create something unique for players to enjoy. It's a wide open challenge that should produce some very interesting results.
Two thumbs up for exploration and the wide swathe of possibilities.
Also, I think if we had a mini-update that allowed the transition tabs to allow for use of the exploration areas as valid doors, that would help with some technicality but it's really easy to work around too.
I would love to do this theme and can think of some ideas. The other theme I want to see is missions for Romulan players. But, since the republic is so new, they need to explore new worlds to expand their influence.
Play more STO Foundry! (You can thank me later.)
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